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Kurt Stenmark, MD

Present Position:   

Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Anesthesiology 
Head, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 
Director, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research and 
Developmental Lung Biology Laboratories

Contact Information

12700 E. 19th Avenue, Box B131
Research Complex 2
Aurora, Colorado, 80045
TEL#(303) 724-5620 / FAX# (303) 724-5628



1969-1973       B.A. University of Colorado, Boulder, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa

1973-1977       M.D. University of Colorado, Denver, Alpha Omega Alpha

1977-1980       Pediatric Residency Levels 1-3
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC)

1980-1981       Pediatric Chief Resident, UCHSC

1981-1982       Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, The Children's Hospital

1982-1984       Fellowship, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research, UCHSC, under John V. Weil, MD, John T. Reeves, MD




1987-present    Division Head, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

1994-present    Professor with tenure, Department of Pediatrics, UCHSC

2006-present    Director, Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory, UCHSC

2012-2015       Graduate Faculty, College of Engineering and Applied Science

2013-               Affiliated Faculty, Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health

2014-               School of Engineering Special Graduate Faculty, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada



1980-1981       Instructor in Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, UCHSC

1984-1989       Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UCHSC

1989-1994       Associate Professor with tenure, Department of Pediatrics, UCHSC



1973 -              Phi Beta Kappa - University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

1977 -              Gengenbach Award - Outstanding Student in Pediatrics - UCHSC

1977 -              Alpha Omega Alpha - University of Colorado, Denver

1985 -              Clinical Investigator Award - National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)/NIH

1987 -              Outstanding Clinical Investigator Award, NHLBI/NIH.
Presented by Dr. James Wyngaarden, Director NIH at the Centennial Celebration of the Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

1989 -              Ross Young Investigator Award for Pediatric Research

1990 -              Career Investigator Award - American Lung Association.

1990 -              Secretary, Pulmonary Circulation Section, American Thoracic Society

1991 -              Program Chairman, Pulmonary Circulation Section, American Thoracic Society

1991 -              Executive Council, Western Society for Pediatric Research

1993 -              Chairman, Pulmonary Circulation Assembly, American Thoracic Society

1993 -              Board of Directors, American Thoracic Society

1994 -              Gary Way Award Teaching Award - Outstanding Teacher Award, Presented by Pediatric Housestaff, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1997 -              Distinguished Scientific Accomplishments Award - American Thoracic Society, Presented at the 1997 ATS International Meeting, San Francis, CA

1997 -              Elected Member, American Pediatric Society

1998 - present  Best Doctors

2003 -              Inaugural Fellow of the Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative and Critical Care - American Heart Association.

2006-2011       Consumers’ Research Council of America, America’s Top Pediatricians

2007, 2008 -    Top Docs, 5280 Magazine

2012-2015       Associate Editor: American Journal Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology

2013-2016       Scleroderma Foundation Peer Review Committee

2014 – present Chair, Nominating Committee of ATS Pulmonary Circulation Assembly



1996-present    Society of Critical Care Medicine

1999-present    American Thoracic Society

1999-present    American Pediatric Society

1999-present    American Physiological Society

2001-2009       American Society for Cell Biology

2003-present    American Heart Association

2007-2008       Faculty of 1000 Biology, Respiratory Pharmacology Section; Biology Reports Ltd.

2010-present    Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI)

2011-2013       NAVBO



2000-2012       Pediatric Faculty Promotions Committee

2001                Developmental Biology Steering Committee

2001                Research Retreat Break-Out Groups Committee

2002                Post-Doctoral Task Force Committee

2003-2012       UC Denver Promotion/Tenure Committee

2010-2012       Vascular Biology Initiative Committee

2011-2012       Organizer and Co-Chair Aspen Lung Conference

2011-present    Pediatric Student Research Program

2011-present    Co-Interim Leader, Cardiopulmonary and Vascular Biology

2012                Search Committee, Section Chief of Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

2012-2015       Graduate Faculty College of Engineering and Applied Science

2012                Research Award Selection Committee for School of Medicine



1990-1991       Secretary, Pulmonary Circulation Section, American Thoracic Society

1992, 1993      Program Committee: International ATS/ALA Meeting

1993                Long Range Planning Committee, American Thoracic Society

1995                Special Emphasis Panel on Pulmonary Vascular biology, National Institutes of Health

1997                International Workshop Committee on Lymphangiomyomatosis, NIH

1998                Committee to Re-Classify Pulmonary Hypertension, European Respiratory Society

1998                Co-Chairman and Co-Organizer, American Heart Association sponsored by Ninth Annual Pulmonary Circulation Conference, Sedalia, CO.

1998                Co-Chairman and Conference Organizer, Symposium on Airway and Pulmonary Vascular Smooth Muscle Function in Health and Disease, Sponsor American Thoracic Society, Sundance, Utah.

1999                Program Committee, Vascular Biology, American Heart Association, Annual International Meeting, Atlanta, GA

1999                Organizing Committee, 7th International Conference on the Pulmonary Circulation, Prague, Czech Republic

2000                International Advisory Committee: XI International Vascular Biology Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland

2000                Program Committee, Vascular Biology, American Heart Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

2000                Program Committee, Pulmonary Diseases, APS/SPR Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

2001                International Advisory Committee, XII International Vascular Biology Meeting, Karuizawa, Japan, 2002.

2001                Program Committee, Vascular Biology, American Heart Association Annual International Meeting, San Francisco, CA

2001                                Program Chairman, Pulmonary Disease, APS/SPR Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

2001                                American Thoracic Society, Task Force on Training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

2001                                American Thoracic Society, Task Force for Basic Science in Pulmonary Medicine

2001-present    Board of Directors, Pulmonary Circulation Foundation

2002                Program Committee, Vascular Biology, American Heart Association Annual Meeting

2002-2014       Research Advisory Committee A, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

2003                Program Committee, Vascular Biology, American Heart Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

2004                Scientific Advisory Board, XIII International Vascular Biology Meeting, Toronto, Canada

2000, ‘02, ‘04  International Advisory Committee for International Congress of Vascular Biologists

2005-               NHLBI Strategic Plan-DLD Executive Planning Committee

2008-present    ATS Scientific Advisory Committee

2011-present    Co-Chair, Section 4, Group Leader: New Drug Development Pulmonary Hypertension Academic Res. Consortium

2013-2016       Scleroderma Foundation Peer Review Committee

2015                Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) Steering and Scientific Committee



2001-2005 –    Permanent Member, Parent Committee Program Project Review for NHLBI

2002                Lung Cell Biology, National Institutes of Health, Ad Hoc; Veterans Administration - Career Development Grants; American Lung Association, Annual Clinician Scientist Awards American Heart Association; Canadian Research Council; LAM Foundation; Veterans Administration Career Development Grants; British Heart Foundation; Irish Wellcome Foundation

2009-present    Permanent Member RIBT Study Section, NHLBI

2010-present    Boettcher Foundation Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards Committee

2012-2014       Chair, RIBT Study Section, NHLBI

2012                Agence Nationale De La Recherche, French National Research Agency; Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vici - Life Sciences, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Hague, Netherlands; Health Research Board (HRB), Dublin, Ireland; Medewerker Asthma Fonds, Nederlands

2014                Austrian Science Fund, Vienna, Austria

2015                ENTELLIGENCE Steering Committee



1978 -         National Board of Medical Examiners

1983 -         American Board of Pediatrics

1989 -         American Board of Pediatrics
Subspecialty Certification Pediatric Pulmonology

1996 -         Re-certification in Pediatric Pulmonology



Editorial Board

Associate Editor, American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology

American Review of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (AJRCCM)

Circulation Research

Pulmonary Circulation